December 28, 2018

Readers’ advisory resolutions for the new year

It’s the start of a new year and you’re probably either making resolutions or telling everyone who asks that you *don’t* make resolutions. I fall somewhere in between, setting intentions—which are really resolutions that feel less resolute. Every year, since the beginning of my library career, I’ve set an intention to be a better readers’ advisor and come up with a couple of strategies to do that. If you’ve also set resolutions to become a better readers’ advisor in 2019 and are looking for strategies, let me take you on a tour of the resources NoveList has to help you. 

December 17, 2018

Resolve to make social posts easier in 2019

Finding relevant content for your social channels can be a challenge. LibraryAware makes things easy with “ready-to-post” items *and* a quick way to schedule them now for the year ahead. A little effort now will make your job easier in 2019. Here’s how to do it in 4 quick and easy steps.

November 13, 2018

How to read a book in 5 minutes (AKA how to figure out if this book will appeal to your reader)

The thought of doing readers’ advisory for someone whose reading tastes are very different from yours can be nerve-wracking. You can use NoveList to be confident about the important details of the book by talking about our story elements. With our genre, theme, and appeal terms, you can “read” that book in record time. 

August 15, 2018

Five ways to use themes with your patrons

Have you been using the themes that are now included in NoveList with your patrons yet? If not, or you read that question and thought, “What do they mean by themes?” then now is the time to get started!

August 15, 2018

Webinar: Unlocking Themes to Improve Your Readers’ Advisory

From Rookie on the Beat to Secret Babies, there are dozens of themes that your readers adore. Let RA expert Becky Spratford and metadata maven Cathleen Keyser show you how adding themes to your RA toolbox can supercharge your readers’ advisory, circulation, and programming.

July 25, 2018

A Library for All

Part of most libraries’ mission statements is making sure all members of our community feel that the library is a safe and welcome space for them. Here are ten things to consider when making sure your library is a "library for all."   

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